Definition of krypton in English:

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krypton

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪptɒn/

noun

[mass noun]
The chemical element of atomic number 36, a member of the noble gas series. It is obtained by distillation of liquid air, and is used in some kinds of electric light. (Symbol: Kr)
Example sentences
  • Consider windows that fill that space with gases like argon, krypton, or a mix of the two.
  • However, some windows use argon or krypton in this space to improve thermal performance.
  • Sometimes a mixture of krypton and argon are used instead of the mercury.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek krupton, neuter of kruptos 'hidden'.

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Line breaks: kryp|ton

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